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now. >> reporter: good evening to you. first lady michelle obama on the stage at this moment around 20 minutes into her speech. she absolutely has the delegates right listening hanging on her every word talking now about what drivers barack obama, one of her largest -- drives barack obama, one of her largest applause line saying being president doesn't change who you are, is reveals who you are, this on what feels more like a closing night unanimous an opening night. >> 40 -- than an opening night. >> the convention of the democratic national party will now come to order. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama takes the primetime spot plight on opening night, but ahead of her speech several prominent democrats are firing up the crowd. >> being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare. it's patriotism. >> mitt romney says we should take his word that he paid his fair share. his word? s word? his word? trust comes from transparency and mitt romney comes up short on both. >> reporter: democrats adopted a party platform that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy while backing
's essentially a tie, 46% for barack obama and joe biden, 46% for mitt romney and paul ryan. the big picture is what really matters is the 8% of americans at home watching. did the speech tonight move any of them into the obama/biden column? pollsters will check that in the coming days. i should note the president did not mention his signature piece of legislation, his healthcare law. he did not the stimulus package, $800 billion he passed in the opening days of his administration. perhaps it was because he thinks they may not be popular with undecided people. the other question is whether people are undecided because they don't like his policies or because mitt romney has not sold him on his vision. they are very different visions and the next 60 days will be about finding those undecideds and bringing them in one direction or the other. >> mike emanuel has gotten a response from the romney and ryan camp that reads boston, massachusetts as the confetti continues to fall in charlotte. tonight president obama laid out the choices in this election make being
in libya this week were returned to the united states. president obama, vice president biden secretary of state hillary clinton among the many dignitaries who attended the ceremony at andrews air force base in maryland. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country and they chose to serve it and served it well. they had a mission and they believed in it. they knew the danger and they accepted it. >> president obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths. >>> a morning that began with friday prayers turned into a day with americans under assault on several continents fires burning, tear gas flowing, bullets flying around u.s. embassies. protesters are outraged by the attacks on september 11th and perhaps this anti-muslim movie. either way today the filmmaker is hiring lawyers. we have the latest from cairo. >> reporter: angry crowds with violent anti-american protests across the middle east and beyond. in tunisia at least two people killed and dozens injured during a protest outside the u.s. embassy. in sudan thousands of protesters gathered outside the
. you can see where the delegations are seated. earlier today first lady michelle obama made her way onto the stage, got a feel where the teleprompter is, how things look here. she'll speak on opening night, tomorrow night, and president obama is making his way to charlotte visiting key battleground states. tonight he stopped in louisiana. >> we are getting on the case very quickly about figuring out what exactly happened here, what can we do to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: earlier the president met with union workers in ohio. >> i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is already in charlotte this afternoon checking out the stage at the time warner cable arena ahead of her big speech tomorrow night. on the eve of the convention democratic delegates across the country are optimistic. >> we have made a lot of progress. we have a great president and we're to rally him and support him and show that texas may not be a blue state,
obama will head to the gulf coast region wrecked by hurricane isaac. flooding is widespread throughout louisiana, mississippi, alabama, up to 20 inches in some spots of rain. the new levee system in new orleans held up fine, but many of the lower patients around the big easy are in -- parishes around the big easy are in danger of a dam break. >> we pump it out the front, it comes in the backdoor. we pump it out the back it, comes in the front door. there's no place to send it. >> our lives are at stake here. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney and his wife ann visited the area earlier. president obama plans to tour the damage monday. >>> the remnants from isaac could have an impact on our holiday weekend. gary mcgrady has the details. >> we have been under high pressure especially today where we didn't really have a cloud in the sky and temperatures made it well into the mid- to upper 90s for just about everybody, but lurking back to the west of us this big storm system formerly known isaac, a tropical storm, then became a hurricane, then back to tropical storm. earlier this
the seed sidewalk talking about him. >> we go to politics now, a new poll is giving president obama an edge in virginia, which is considered a critical swing state. the washington post poll shows the president with an 8 point lead over mitt romney. 800 likely voters in virginia were part of that poll. the romney camp is doubling down its appearances in virginia as the polls show president obama pulling away. vice presidential candidate was in the news today. ryan will speak at a small business tomorrow. meanwhile, mitt romney is trying to get back on message after comments surfaced from a fundraiser back in may. blarng blank. >> on that tape, romney said 47 pn47% of americans do not pay income tax. he stopped short of apologizing and for the first time, president obama is weighing in. >> so many people have fallen to poverty that they're not paying taxes they have to rely on government. the kbovt helping people to get back to good jobs. >> i meet with republicans as i'm traveling around the country. they are hard-working, family people who care deeply about this country and my expectation i
to you. >> thanks, wendy. >>> president obama spoke at the united nations and urged world leaders to take a stand against violence and intolerance. he tried to put iran on notice saying it must dismantle and time is running out. mitt romney was not satisfied with the president's words or his record. >> we believe there is still time and space to do so, but that time is not unlimited. make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> the president said that the u.s. will be relentless in tracking down those responsible for the attack in libya. >> a new washington post poll shows mitt romney has some work to do in battleground states. in ohio, the president has an eight int lead. in florida his lead is four points. both candidates will be campaigning on thursday in virginia. romney will be in springfield, the president will speak at the virginia beach farm bureau. >> ann romney campaigned on the tonight show with jay leno. it's her first late night talk show ap
there and a commemoration ceremony at ground zero. >>> president obama's campaign collected 114 million bucks last month, raising more money than rep challenger mitt romney who raised just 111 million in august. political analysts expect the obama campaign will use some of its money on ads and to pay staff in the battle ground state. >>> mitt romney was campaigning in ohio, told supporters in plans feel the economy won't turn around if -- mansfield the economy won't turn around if president obama is reelected. >> i think forewarned is a better term. we'd see more years of high unemployment if he were reelected. we'd see more years of massive deficits. we'd see more years of almost no wage growth in this country. >> romney also attacked the president's record on defense saying he's been a weak president. >>> monitoring metro tonight, more money troubles. metro just raised fares to make up for a budget shortfall. officials are looking ahead to 2014 projecting a $27 million deficit. the reason? metro is facing increased healthcare and pension costs and the added costs of opening the silver line. >>> metro
lady, michelle obama and keynote speech from julian castro. clinton touched on key issues, the economy, it is slow, but steady economy. healthcare, immigration. fox's correspondent, craig boswell is live in charlotte tonight. greg. >> brian, good evening. the former president still on the stage who can hear it's so quiet. a crowd that is hanging on his every word. funny you should mention the first lady. huge applause. as of last night, a good sense to marry michelle obama. huge applause. let's pause for a minute and get your viewers a sense of what he is talking about. bill clinton placed the president's name in a nomination. he is talking to this crowd. take a listen to how the president is doing. he still has it. >> the president, the president and his education secretary supported community colleges and employers in working together to train people for jobs that are actually open in their community. even more important, after a decade in which exploding college costs have increased the dropout rate so much that the percentage of our young people with four year degrees has gone do
decide to strike. >> president obama is ready to address the united nations in new york tomorrow. he's expected to focus on the wave of anti-american violence in the middle east. in an interview last night, the president called the recent uprising a bump in the road. during a campaign stop yesterday, mitt romney criticized the president's assessment. >> i think it was absolutely the right thing for us to do to align ourselves with democracy and universal rights. but i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> egypt has elected a muslim brotherhood person as president. i don't consider these bumps in the road. >> the white house called romney's criticism desperate. the obama campaign also released a new ad today attacking romney for not releasing more of his tax returns. >>> some people in virginia have already made their choice for the next president. absentee voting is under way in the commonwealth. people come out today in fairfax county to cast their ballots. this is the earliest people have ever been able to vote in a pr
in toledo. president obama at kent state. neither one passing up a chance to take a jab at the other. president obama misspoke and turned a blunder into a swipe. >> i want to see us export more jobs -- export more products, excuse me. i was channeling my opponent there for a second. >> you know, the president just other day said that you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. well, we're going to give him that chance on november 6th. >> both candidates head to virginia tomorrow. romney is campaigning at the american legion post in springfield. there is a rally there. the president is at the farm bureau in virginia beach. >>> a company based out of massachusetts has been tapped to make repairs to the earthquake damaged washington monument. crews from perin i-management surfaces will start work in two months buildingskaf scaffolding filling in cracks. they are expected to last until 2014 and cost $2 million >>> a demolition project is creating a lot of excitement. they have fought legal battles for the run-down skylar mall. now, the work is on
't mention taxes while campaigning in las vegas today. but he did blast president obama for saying that changing washington from the inside isn't possible. romney said he would if elected. >> the president is back at the white house tonight after a day of campaigning in virginia. he spoke to voters in woodbridge and took another swipe at mitt romney's secretly-taped fund raising remarks. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nagsz tion as a bu of victims. i don't see a lot of victims in this crowd. >> election day is still 46 days away and some virginia voters are already casting their bal t ballots. absentee voting in virginia started today. >>> a guy in new york with serious injuries. he was mauled by a tiger at the bronx zoo. the man jumped from a monorail train to get inside the tiger exhibit. emergency workers say one of the tigers attacked him. they had to use a fire extinguisher to get the animal off of him. the man reportedly suffered puncture wounds to his back and broke his ankle and his arm. police and zoo officials are investigating
as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis. she criticized president obama's handling of the economy and asked the female audience to support her husband. >>> congressman jesse jackson jr. back home in d.c. after being treated for bipolar disorder at a minnesota clinic. the illinois representative is recovering with his family by his side. his aide says jackson hopes to be back at work monday. >>> apple is reportedly looking to launch an online radio service. the wall street journal says the tech giant is in talks to license music for the service that would create virtual stations based on the user's choice of gavin song or artist to be played on web -- a given song or artists to be played on web songs. more adults say they listen to music on pandora than itunes. >>> straight ahead on the news edge. >> the moment i start to feel down it seems someone is there to pick me back up. >> this teen has a long road ahead, why he's hoofing it all the way to san francisco. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every y
the anniversary. >> reporter: violence raining in the middle east as president obama vows to find those responsible for killing the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. [ cheering and applause ] i want people around the world to hear me to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: embassies in egypt and yemen scorned burning flags with threats against america. >> i don't have any speck information on report coming out of libya that there have been arrests. what i would say to that point is the libyans have expressed their concern over what happened. >> reporter: meanwhile we are learning more about the americans who died alongside ambassador christopher stevens. one of those men 42-year-old glenn doherty, a former navy seal whose family says he lived life to the fullest. >> he was my brother, but if you ask his friends, he was their brother as well. we ask for privacy during this time as we grieve for our friend, my brother, our brother, our son and our american her
attack. >> reporter: speaking in the rose garden president barack obama condemned the attacks and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we jean all efforts to denigrate -- we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the state departmento mourn with employees while his secretary of state said the libyan government was not involved. >> a free and stable libya is still in america's interest and security. and we will not turn our back on that. >> ambassador stevens died trying to get staffers out of the u.s. consulate while the demonstrations raged outside. while there attackers fired grenades and automatic weapons into the building. >> this attack is a horrible attack. we condemn it. we strongly condemn this kind of attack. >> governor mitt romney wednesday had to defend a statement criticizing the white house's handling of the growing protests. it was left to vice presidential candidate paul ryan to personally deliver the campaign's
. >> president obama and mitt romney are campaigning hard with only 40 days to go now before election day. they both held rallies just a few hundred miles apart in virginia today. romney appeared at a veterans of foreign wars post in springfield and criticized cuts in military spending. he spoke to news4's julie carrie about what he would do to cut costs. >> slowly through attrition we'll reduce government appliment by 10%. that, again, saves about $47 billion a year. >> romney also emphasized he's running a campaign for all americans. that's a reference to the secret videotape where he claimed 47% of americans who don't pay federal taxes consider themselves victims. president obama released new ads against those remarks and described how he sees those people during a stop in virginia beach 0. >> i see hardworking virginians. i see students trying to work their way through college. >> polls have the president leading in virginia now by up to a 7% margin. >>> thanks to a donation, nationalses fans will not be stranded in southwest d.c. during the team's playoff run. metro has annnced it wi
spoken off the cuff and his comments were not eloquently stated. earlier, romney and president obama traded jabs over china. >> administratioadministration' launching a new action. this one against illegal subsidies that encouraged companies to ship autoparts manufacturing jobs overseas. >> new trade lawsuits less han two months will distract from his record. but american businesses and workers struggling in an uneven playing field know better. >> now, our area, virginia u.s. senate candidates tim kaine and george allen will face off this thursday. you can watch it live here on nbc 4 at noon. meet the press host david gregory will moderate. >> the apple iphone 5 has set a new record. pre-orders from the phone topped 2 million in the first 24 hours. it's more than double from the previous iphone. apple says demand exceeded its expectations and the number ofrders larger than its official supply. >> coming up next is your e-reader reading you? see what the device can track and what it could mean. >> two big stars leaving the judge's panel on "the voice." >> and this dance craze is takin
obama took a rare day off from campaigning today. this, as a new poll, shows his approval rating at its highest level in close to five months. the associated pres shows a 56% approval rating for the president among voting-age adults. it was taken before video surface that shows romney making dismisive comments about americans who pay no income taxes. >>> family and friends pay their final respects today to a former navy seal in massachusetts. glen doherty was killed in libya. doherty was working as a security contractor at the consulate. ambassador christopher stevens and two others were also killed in that attack. >>> an actress in the anti-islamic film is suing the film maker accusing him of fraud. cindy lee garcia says she was duped into thinking the film was about ancient egyptians. she is also suing a los angeles court and youtube for releasing excepts of the film. garcia is one of two actresses who have made similar claims. the film maker lives in los angeles. he has gone into hiding with his family. >> looking at nationals park, fans have gone home disappointed. they hope today s
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